HBRAMA Hot Topics


State Urges Municipalities to Conduct Remote Hearings on Residential Development

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) recently issued a guidance document to all cities and towns urging them to conduct such hearings remotely.


Brookline Bylaw Banning New Gas Connections Ruled Invalid

In a major victory for HBRAMA, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey ruled that a bylaw adopted last fall invalid. HBRAMA will vigorously oppose any bill filed by supporters of Brookline’s bylaw.


BBRS Extends Concurrency Period for Energy Code

The state Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) recently adopted an emergency regulation to extend the concurrency period of the new energy code for three months.


HBRAMA Develops On-Line Covid-19 Training and Certification for Residential Construction

To ensure housing construction proceeds as safely as possible during the pandemic, HBRAMA has developed this training course for home builders and remodelers throughout the state.


HBRAMA Opposes 1-year Moratorium on Evictions

The HBRAMA has joined with the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and NAIOP Massachusetts, to oppose legislation that would enact an eviction moratorium lasting 12 months.


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